What is suggested by the speaker’s statement that he is “overtired” of the great harvest he once wanted?

1 Answer | Add Yours

pohnpei397's profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

What this passage suggests is that the speaker has decided to rethink what it is he values.  He is no longer sure that the things he has valued and has pursued are really worth the effort he has put into chasing them.

This makes sense if you read the poem as a metaphor for the pursuit of worldly glory or wealth or success.  The speaker is saying that he has been working hard, chasing these things.  But at this point in his life (maybe nearing its end) he is no longer sure that this is what is important.  Maybe he will want to turn to more spiritual pursuits now...

We’ve answered 317,813 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question